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Mikuni 38mm VM Series Universal Round Slide Carburetor - VM38-9

  • Part #:
    165147
  • Manufacturer Part #:
    VM38-9

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Overview of Mikuni 38mm VM Series Universal Round Slide Carburetor - VM38-9

Spigot Style Mounting

  • Most popular high performance carburetor in powersports
  • Round slide configuration offers great flow characteristics
  • Wide range of tuning components available
  • Large selection of sizes available
  • Use genuine Mikuni jets and parts for best results
  • Sold each
  • Made in Japan

    Included Items:
    (1) VM38-9 carburetor

    Spigot Mount ID: 38mm
    Main Jet: 4/042-330
    Pilot Jet: VM22/210-30
    Needle Jet: Q-2 (166)
    Throttle Valve: 2.5 (VM38/24)
    Main Air Jet: 0.5 (BS30/97)
    Needle Valve: 3.3 (VM34/39)

The Air Resources Board (ARB) does not permit the use of aftermarket emission-related parts that alter the air/fuel ratio of an emission-controlled vehicle. Due to these legal restrictions this part cannot be shipped to California.

Specs for Mikuni 38mm VM Series Universal Round Slide Carburetor - VM38-9

Type Carburetor
Type Carburetor - Round Slide
Type Manifold Air Pressure Sensor
Units Each
Weight 2.10 lbs

Specs for Mikuni 38mm VM Series Universal Round Slide Carburetor - VM38-9

Type Carburetor
Type Carburetor - Round Slide
Type Manifold Air Pressure Sensor
Units Each
Weight 2.10 lbs

Fitment for Mikuni 38mm VM Series Universal Round Slide Carburetor - VM38-9

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1968 HD FLH Shovelhead
Replaced same carb. On a 1968 FLH Shovel head HD. RUNS GREAT. I got tired of tearing apart the old one. It can be a pain installing the throttle cable. I used 4 small cable ties too collapse the large spring. Once you get the cable in and locked, cut the cable ties. Screw on the cap and mount it.
Homemade carburetor strap from rocker box to filter bolt. Idle and air mixture screws on front side.
Fuel line on back side.
April 24, 2017
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I have had casting problems with vm38. 3 carbs ( 2 different vendors, not dennis kirk-) all have the same flaw of marring in the body of the carb where the valve seats. how can I be sure im not getting another flawed carb?
judgezilla on Aug 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine went on with no problems, replaced with the same type on a 1968 shovelhead. I still have the old carb but needs a rebuild kit. $50.00
Will this work on an '83 Yamaha virago 500?
Trevor S on Jul 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Universal, not sure
What carb for a 2003 kx125?
Scott H on Jul 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Don't have a TMX38, contact Kaw dealer
Will this fit a 96 klx 650 ?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is a universal carb with no specific fits, if it matches up with your original it should work
Will it work on my1987 suzuki lT300 quad runner?
A shopper on Apr 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: trial and error with universal carbs
may need tuning, jetting changes?
I am looking for an air filter to fit one of these, what is the outside diameter of the carb inlet?
Ryan R on Dec 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is an item that we do not carry in stock, I am unable to measure the OD. Please contact our Tech Support for more information on fitment:

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Will this fit my 88 polaris trail boss 250?
ryan w on Nov 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am unable to locate the answer to you inquiry, please contact our Tech Support Staff for further information at 1-800-969-7501
Will this fit a 2000 quadrunner LTF 500?
Kris O on Nov 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am unable to locate the answer to you inquiry, please contact our Tech Support Staff for further information at 1-800-969-7501
Will this fit a 1998 Yamaha 570?
A shopper on Nov 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am unable to locate the answer to you inquiry, please contact our Tech Support Staff for further information at 1-800-969-7501

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